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Luzia Barclay
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Cayenne is a major stimulant to the heart and the circulation.

It contains Vitamin A and C, flavonoids, essential oil, carotenoids and alkaloids.

It warms those who feel the cold and suffer from poor circulation.

It regulates the blood flow, equalising and strengthening the heart, arteries, capillaries and nerves.

If there is insufficient peripheral circulation (cold hands and feet and possibly chilblains) Cayenne may be used.

It opens up every tissue in the body to an increased blood flow.

Well suited to persons of feeble constitution with poor circulation, lacking in energy and fear of the slightest draft.

Cayenne encourages the adrenal gland to produce corticosteroids.

Taken as a daily tonic, ¼ of a teaspoon three times daily is of benefit for the heart and circulation, preventing heart attack, strokes, cold, flu, diminished vitality, headaches, indigestion, depression and arthritis.

Cayenne is not irritating if used uncooked.

Even though Cayenne is hot, it is not harmful to take.
It can be taken as often as necessary, it helps to speed up the recovery from whatever disease.

It is a general tonic and is specific for the circulatory and digestive system. It may be used to treat flatulence, dyspepsia and colic.

As ointment it helps unbroken chilblains.

Cayenne powder or tincture can be rubbed on toothaches, swellings and inflammations.

A remedy for arthritis is to rub a little cayenne tincture over the inflamed joint and wrap a flannel around it to remain there throughout the night.

The pain is usually relieved by the morning. N&H 9/2003 p 7 Cayenne Cayenne tincture in base cream

Dosage: Pour a cup of boiling water onto ½ to 1 teaspoon of Cayenne and let infuse for 10 minutes.

A tablespoon of this infusion should be mixed with hot water and drunk when needed.